Wine & Enology
Making, Tasting & Appreciation

Classes & Workshops


 

Exclusive Access: The Vineyard at Harvest Time

150-09-20-18
Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

John Thull, University of Minnesota Grape Research
Jenny Thull, University of Minnesota Grape Research


Did you know that the University of Minnesota has been research wine grapes just down the road for over 30 years? Join John and Jenny Thull to learn more about Minnesota wine grapes at the Horticultural Research Center! You and other viticulture enthusiasts will start with a short presentation about how wine grapes are bred, what researchers are looking for, and some of the cold climate advances that have been made in recent years. If the timing is just right, you might get a taste of fresh pressed grape juice! Then venture into the vineyards as John and Jenny discuss more about their fascinating work, and share samples of freshly harvested wine grapes. You'll leave with an increased appreciation of University of Minnesota wine grape research, and an itch to go out and try some Minnesota wine!
Limit 30Horticulture Research Center

$49 member/$64 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission


How to Pair Food and Wine

800-11-08-18
Thursday, November 8, 2018
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Drew Horton, University of Minnesota Enology Specialist at the Horticulture Research Center
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Dinner party season is approaching, and with it comes the inevitable problem- how do you choose wines to go with your meal or hors d'oeuvres to go with your wine? Whichever angle you're approaching it from, this class is your solution! Join Drew and Kris to learn how to make those pairings and leave your guests wowed! Drew will begin with an introduction to wine tasting and the basic concepts behind pairing. Then experience good pairings yourself, through four "courses" of hors d'oeuvres, made by Kris before your eyes, expertly paired with an assortment of 2-oz wine tastings. You'll leave with a full belly, recipes, a list of wines sampled, and the confidence to pair wines at your next get together.
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple course watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!



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Introduction to Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation

800-12-01-18
Saturday, December 1, 2018
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Drew Horton, University of Minnesota Enology Specialist at the Horticulture Research Center

The millenia-old tradition of grape fermentation produces an astonishing array of complex flavors and diverse wine types! Join Drew Horton, the University of Minnesota's enology (wine research) specialist to increase your knowledge and appreciation for this ancient beverage. In the company of aspiring wine aficionados, you will learn how to taste and describe wine, how to read a wine label, how wine glasses impact your tasting experience, and the basics of wine and food pairing. Drew's experience as a winemaker and his conversational style will impart a level of knowledge sure to make your next winery visit much more interesting, and impress your next dinner party's guests! For ages 21 and up.
Limit 40, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

$80 member/$95 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies



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Introduction to Home Winemaking

800-03-02-19
Saturday, March 2, 2019
9 a.m. - noon
AND
Saturday, March 9, 2019
9 a.m. - noon

Drew Horton, University of Minnesota Enology Specialist at the Horticulture Research Center

Are you interested in making your own wine, but not sure how to start? Join Drew Horton, the University of Minnesota's enology (wine research) specialist for this two-part workshop. Designed for beginners, you and other winemaking hobbyists will begin with a solid, research-based framework of knowledge as you learn what equipment and supplies are needed, where to source grapes or other fruits, the steps of winemaking, and much more. This workshop is located at the Horticulture Research Center (Across from the Arboretum, adjacent to the seasonal apple house!) so you can see the winemaking process used to test the University's wine grapes. You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to make wine in your own home.
Limit 24, Horticulture Research Center

$80 member/$95 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies


 

 

 


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